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Elmo's World: Elmo's Big Discoveries

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

An excellent title for the VSmile system.

Game VSmile 2005
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This software works so well with preschoolers because Elmo is a great teacher of both game mechanics and educational concepts. Elmo responds to every button pushed on the VSmile controller -- he will move, giggle, dance and do silly stuff. Elmo never makes kids feel they have failed; when they provide a wrong answer, Elmo simply tells them to try again. A "Help" button triggers Elmo to more fully explain how to find the correct answer.

Elmo's high squeaky voice is sometimes hard to understand and his lip-syncing is off. And unlike the L-Max games (VSmile's competition), when this game is played on the VSmile Pocket while plugged into a TV, the handheld controller does not show a picture. Showing a picture on the handheld makes it easier for a child to figure out which button to push. But this game is still an excellent way to introduce preschoolers to educational activities in a gaming setting.

Game Details

  • Platform: VSmile
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: VTech Electronics
  • Release date: December 31, 2005
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: EC
  • Last updated: September 10, 2020

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